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Now , holding Alfie in one hand , he picked his way carefully through his huge collection of tortoises to find one that first of all had the same colour shell as Alfie's and secondly weighed exactly two ounces more .
He wanted one that weighed fifteen ounces exactly on his kitchen scales , no more and no less . When he had got it , he put it on the kitchen table beside Alfie , and even he could hardly tell that one was bigger than the other .
Number 2 had weighed exactly fifteen ounces . He must now find one that weighed exactly seventeen ounces , two ounces more . CO From his enormous collection , he easily found a seventeen - ounce tortoise and once again he made sure the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mstrust - LibraryThing
Mr. Hoppy has been in love with the widowed Mrs. Silver for years. He lives in the apartment above hers and grows plants on his balcony, which gives him the excuse to look down and discuss her beloved ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bobbybslax - LibraryThing
It was a cute bedtime story and I think it’s improved my fondness for turtles somehow, but the ending isn’t as pleasant as I expected. Marriages shouldn’t be founded on lies. But at least Alfie the Turtle lived/lives a good life. Read full review